Tonight I finished Seraphina's shawl! *happy dance!!*
I didn't make it nearly as long as Doni's pattern suggests, because I think this length and weight is perfect for Grandma.
I used Caron Simply Soft and an "I" hook. Because I used a smaller hook and less bulky yarn, the stitches were tighter than in the original pattern, actually making the shawl pleasantly heavy and pretty warm. I used about 2 and a half skeins...approximately 15 ounces (about 425 grams).
(Please excuse my uneven hair...either some of it is behind the shawl or I need a haircut even more than I'd thought!)
Here it is wrapped around me.
You can see the stitches in the pattern better in this pic.
Once I got past the first 12 rows or so, this pattern was a breeze and worked up really fast. I love the way it feels and looks so much, that I plan on making myself one after I'm done with my Christmas crocheting. I'd like to use something variegated or stripey for mine.
Angela, I think next time I make this, I'll be using a bigger hook like you!
Laurah, my view isn't as pretty as yours, LOL. :)